The mission of the JG Baseball Academy Travel Baseball Organization is to promote, organize, and conduct a full-time travel baseball program for highly skilled players who are interested in a more intense and competitive baseball environment. Our goal is to prepare our players to be able to play and compete on their high school varsity team and beyond.
The JG Baseball Academy will also provide the focus and positive pursuit for our youth where both discipline and good sportsmanship are expected and rigidly enforced. It is our hope that these principles will continue to remain with each player throughout life both on and off the baseball field.
Players considering to make the jump to travel baseball should be made aware of the following:
35 years of baseball experience as a player/coach
Coached KC Royals scout/developmental team 1995-1997
Coached Milwaukee Brewers summer/development team 1998-1999
Coached for Corona Heat 2010-2011
Coached for El Monte Dukes 2012-2015
Coach for JG Baseball 2015-present
Have been part of the college recruiting process for our athletes.
Married, I have 3 beautiful children and 1 granddaughter.
1989 Started my coaching career coaching youth/High School players.
1991-1997 Started the organization Chino Valley Mavericks. We had all levels from Youth to High School level.
1994-1997 Started coaching the Chino High School Fall program.
1997 coached the Goodwill Games.
1999-2015 I then started coaching for ABD and started traveling all over the United States and other countries.
2003 I coached the USA PAN AM team in Mexico City.
I have had the joy of placing hundreds of players in college and have been lucky enough to have coached current MLB players in my lifetime.
I left ABD in 2015 and have now joined JG Baseball Academy as a co owner with Raul Miramontes.
I had a coach Tom Egen of the Los Angeles Angels and former White Sox catcher/third basemen. He told us as teenagers if there is one thing I can teach you is give back what has been given to you. I have been honoring him ever since I was 21.
My wife and I have six boys and one daughter between us, and also six grandchildren so far.
Selected to play in perfect game too prospect national showcase
Selected to play in the area code games
Played scout ball with the Seattle Mariners organization
Played scout ball Atlanta Braves organization
Signed to University of Hawaii
Selected to play in All American AFLAC games
2nd team all American
3rd draft choice of Florida Marlins (98th overall)
Invited to instructional league
Top prospect list in rookie ball
Promoted to New York Penn League (Short –Season)
Top prospect list in New York Penn League
Promoted to South Atlantic League Low A in 2006-2007
Player of the month of Aug
Promoted to Florida State League High-A in 2008 through 2009
Hawaii Winter Ball League 2008
Invited to play in the Arizona Fall League 2009
Promoted to Southern League Double-A Promoted to New Orleans Zephyrs Triple-A
League champion for southern league
Signed with Evansville Otters
Singed with Traverse city Beach Bums
Retired from professional baseball
2013 - Joined JG Baseball Academy
2004: High School First Team All League
Won Upperclassmen Southland Home Run Derby (as Sophomore)
Selected to USA Team Tournament of Stars
Participated in the Goodwill Series in Beijing, China
Verbally committed to the University of Hawaii
16u Team USA finalist
2005: High School First Team All League
Selected to California All Star Game
Selected to Perfect Game National Showcase in Atlanta,Georgia
Selected to Perfect Game AFLAC Games
Pre-season Puma All-American
Pre-season Playstation All-American
Pre-season Nike All-American
2006: Selected to Seattle Mariners Scout Ball Team
High School First Team All League
Set High School Single Season and All Time Home Run Record
Set High School Single Season RBI Record
Selected to Playstation All-American Games
Selected to Puma All-American Games
Drafted in the 12th Round by Texas Rangers
2007: Ranked 24th Top Prospect in Texas Rangers Organization
Invited to Instructional League in the Fall
2010: Signed International Contract in Liga Mexicana with the Algodoneros
Selected to LMN All Star Game and Home Run Derby
Won Batting title with .343 Batting Avg.
Invited to winter league, Liga Pacifico in Mexico
Selected to Liga Pacifico All Star and Home Run Derby candidate
Participated in the Caribbean World Series for Team Mexico
2013 - 2016: Formed UBA Diplomats Travel Baseball Team
Assisted several athletes to the Sign Professional Contracts and Commit to 4 Year Universities
2017: Merged with JG Baseball Academy
San Clemente High School, 2006-2010
Four years of varsity experience with three varsity letters all in baseball. Defensive Player of the Year
2009 1st Team All South Coast League
2010 1st Team All South Coast League
Team captain all four years
Division 1 SS, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Division 1 NJCAA, Midland College, 2011-2013
Played under Coach David Coleman and lead team to Junior College World Series as Team Captain. Attended Junior College All Star Game both years.
Defensive Player of the Year 2012
2013 1st Team All Conference
All Texas All-Star 2012/2013
2013 Scholar Athlete
Division 1 SS, Northwestern State University, 2013-2015
Played under Coach Lane Burroughs and received Academic Honors. Was rated in the top 100 division 1 short stops both years.
2014/2015 Defensive MVP
Rated in Top 100 NCAA Division 1 Players
2015 Scholar Athlete
Speed and Agility Specialist, Pro Kids Academy, Present
Work with young players to improve their running mechanics and explosive abilities. Provide week long speed and agility programs that include three phases: running form, acceleration and change in direction.
CO-Owner, Redline Athletics, Present
In charge of all operations run at our facility. Also the head of baseball player development and assistant head trainer. Breaking down and evaluating all areas of the game with personal instruction. Advise and organize personal training programs.
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Midland College, Midland, TX Associates in Exercise Science May 2013
Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2015
Expert Rating Personal Training Certification, Online June 2015
SPS Certified (sports performance specialist)
CSCS – in progress (certified strength and conditioning specialist)